DR. DUSTIN TYLER VIA CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY: "What I think is fascinating about this is the perception of touch actually occurs in the brain, not in the hand itself, so losing the limb is really just losing the switch turns that sensation on and off."
Spetic and Case Western University also made headlines back in December 2013 for similar reasons, so this recent news is more of an update on the research than a breakthrough.
But it also wasn't the only prosthetics news Wednesday. CBS brought attention to a related study published the same day. This one comes out of Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.
The study involved connecting the prosthesis to the bone, nerves and muscles through a process known as osseointergration. Previously, the electrodes controlling prosthetic arms have largely been placed on the skin. (Video via Max Ortiz-Catalan / Science Translational Medicine)
These findings were publishing in the journal Science Translational Medicine.